Writers Kara Savio & Jacqui Poor Bring Home TV Gold
St. Louis, MO/October 11, 2017 (STL.News) – Most television viewers in the U.S. are aware of the annual awards that recognize excellence in television writing, production, and performance known as the Emmys. These awards are administered by three sister organizations, which focus on various sectors of television and broadband programming. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is the arm that recognizes excellence in daytime, sports, news and documentary both nationally and in regional television. St. Louis is in the Mid-America region which includes 24 television markets. We are proud to announce that two of our staffers, Contributing Editor Kara Savio and Feature Writer Jacqui Poor, were each recently honored with 2017 Mid-America Emmy Award. Besides the amazing stories both Savio and Poor bring to our readers, each has worked as a producer and writer for St. Louis’ education and arts television station, HEC-TV.
Producer/Writer, Jacqui Poor earned a 2017 Mid-America Emmy Award (her 14th Emmy) for the program, Constitution Day 2016: The Miranda Decision, which was broadcast live from the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse. Most of us are familiar with our Miranda rights. The required police statement that “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you. Etc.” The hour-long, live program Poor produced (http://www.hectv.org/watch/hec-tv-live/constitution-day-2016-the-miranda-decision/24380/) was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Miranda v. Arizona. That decision enumerated those rights and forever changed the way police interact with criminal suspects.
Kara Savio has earned a reputation as a great story-teller and documentary producer. She specializes in telling the human stories about people who are changing the world. Her latest Emmy, was for a piece she produced for HEC-TV called “Coffee for a Cause.” The short documentary profiled Sam Malek and his unique coffee stand in Ballwin called More than Coffee. The tiny shop serves coffee and kindness, and most significantly, it serves as a training center for people with physical and mental disabilities. Over the past 12 years, Sam, who is himself disabled, has successfully trained and placed more than 90 young people in jobs, literally changing their lives. You can see Kara’s story about Sam and the good work he’s doing here: http://www.hectv.org/watch/impact/may-2016/23355/coffee-for-a-cause/.
We at STL Media just wanted to take a moment to recognize our staffer’s outstanding achievements and congratulate Savio and Poor for their accomplishments. Well done.